Category: AutoFocus

AUTOSHOW Chip shortage casts shadow over China’s auto industry recovery

A global shortage of semiconductors is hitting autos production in China, jeopardising hopes the world’s biggest car market might spearhead a recovery in the sector, industry executives warn. Automakers around the world have had to adjust assembly lines due to the shortages, caused by manufacturing delays that some […]

India’s auto and pharma sectors not ready to wean off China

NEW DELHI – Days after a border clash with China this month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed, New Delhi told firms to find ways to cut imports from China. But two big industries, automobiles and pharmaceuticals, say this is easier said than done. Like many countries, […]

India guards against virus at car show dominated by Chinese firms

NEW DELHI – India will press ahead with its biennial auto show this week with local staff replacing representatives of Chinese automakers that will showcase cutting-edge electric vehicles and connected cars despite travel disruption from the caronavirus outbreak. With the death toll from the virus outbreak in China […]

Automakers in India demand tax cuts, analysts slash forecasts as sales plummet

NEW DELHI – India’s passenger vehicles sales are set to fall for a tenth consecutive month in August, forcing analysts to slash their 2019 sales forecasts and strengthening the automakers’ case for tax cuts to boost demand. Sales data from India’s top six car makers, including Suzuki Motor […]

US investigating Kia, Hyundai over ‘non-crash fires’

US authorities said Monday that they have opened two separate investigations into automakers Kia and Hyundai after receiving more than 3,100 complaints of “non-crash fires” affecting vehicles from both manufacturers. The incidents are linked to one death and more than 100 injuries to date, according to the National […]

Electrics, compacts and SUVs share stage at Geneva auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany — Carmakers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year’s Geneva auto show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts. The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place against […]

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

DETROIT  — SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit’s auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. Press days for the show begin Monday, although there are a couple of unveils set for before […]

Maruti Suzuki India to hike prices to combat higher costs

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will raise prices across various car models next month to mitigate the impact of high commodity prices and foreign exchange rates, the automaker said on Wednesday. “It has become imperative for the company to pass on some impact of the … additional cost to […]

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